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FOUR EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1949 Phone 4600 For a WANT AD.Taker Evening & Sunday Times The Unseen Audience By H. T. WEBSTER TriS Coffin Irerr Alwrooon <«cept Sundiy) and Sunday Morolnj. Publubod by Tho Timci nod AlletanUn Compwiy. 1-a south Mcohialo Street, cumt>erli.nd. Md. at tfit Porto«lo« at Cumberland. Md., an Soeond ' __ Class Matter. \ Member ot tht Audit Bureau ot Circulation Member ot the Associated PTCH Telephozw 4600 \TwkU ralacrlpllon .rate by Cirrler«: On* woclc £v«, only. JOc; Evenlnc Tlmei p«r copy. Sc; Ert. i Sun. Unea. <0a per week; Sunday Timci only, lOo per copy. Mall iub«erlptlem ratei on application. Tnt Evenlar Tlme» and Sunday Tiraci »«um» no nnan- d&l reijxmiiblUty tor typoerapSlcal errors In advertlte- meau. bat will reprint that part ol an adrertisemcnt IB •wMca the»^posraphie«l error occura. Errors must t>« nporttd at once. _ Wednesday Afternoon, January S, 1949 OUR COUNTRY Tht union ol heartt, the union of and th» Flay of our Union iorrru—Morrii. \ Cheaper Than Defense IT IS NOT EASY to put a linger on day, date and decision and say, "Here was the crucial error in America's policy toward China." Perhaps it is not even possible. But, as the Nationalists slip rapidly toward total collapse, it is clear that some crucial „ error or errors were made. For we, as well &s China, are suffering a major loss to world communism in the East. One evident American -mistake was the early postwar effort to persuade Chiang Kai-shek to ad"mit Communists to a coalition government., It was not a fatal mistake, however, because the effort was abandoned; ' A more serious error was Chiang's long and stubborn refusal to give non-Communist liberals any •voice in the government, in spite of repeat. ed promises and starts. AND THAT WAS ONLY one of many errors. For a major factor in the Nationalists' present plight was China's policy toward America. Chiang was in a position to demand American aid and give nothing in return, for he was fighting to keep Asia Iree of Communist domination. What he •would not -or could not see was that Washington's frequent requests for a more representative, democratic, honest, efficient government In China were made lor his sake as much as for America's. So, on top of hundreds of millions given China during the war—much of it squandered and wasted —we have given Chiang more than $2,000,000,000 worth of military' supplies and equipment since V-J Day. • Chiang took this war surplus, and the Communists took a comparable amount of Japanese supplies which the Russians left behind in Manchuria. The war went on. But dispatches from China made it clear that the Com-, munlsts were getting increasing- help from a sort of unseen fifth column—the inflation, corruption, hunger and apathy that flourished in Nationalist territory. AMERICAN AID .could do something about hunger. It.could try to do something about inflation. But the corruption and -apathy had to be dealt with by the Kuomintang if they were .to.be dealt with at all. But things went -on the same for some time.". Then suddenly they started • going from bad to worse. Now there 3s talk once more of a coalition' government. Such talk is worse than pointless.. One has only to remember Czechoslovakia' to know what that would mean. Probably the best hope for Nationalist China today is to try to get the Communists to accept . the territory they now hold and permit the Nationalists to govern 'What is left. In such an event, the United States would probably have' to step .up aid to Nationalist China to the limit of Its purse. The question would not be whether Chiang or his successor would use that aid wisely and effectively. The question would be whether It might not be cheaper to aid even an improvident and Inefficient China now than . to fortify the Philippines and Hawaii'and possibly Australia later against the threat of another Pearl Harbor attack from a Communist Asia. The Tidelands ' MORE LITIGATION seems to he in the offing In regard to the claim of the federal government to the oil and other minerals ' which may lie beneath the off-shore tide-, lands along the coasts. Texas and Louisiana -will fight the latest government move, •which is a suit to establish paramount interest In the Gulf '61 Mexico tidelartds touching those two states. The Louisiana suit conceivably might be settled on the precedent of .the California case, decided. Jn favor of the government by the Supreme Court. • But'Texas at least will be able to inject different arguments. Texas came , into the Union from the status of an inde- ; pendent nation, by treaty, and the treaty reserves to the state title to all public lands and waterways. The government's problems with the California case are not ended. With control of the California lands, established, the Department of the Interior does not know what-to do with them. It • has decided that the Mineral Leasing Act does not apply to lands under the marginal sea, and thiii there is no other law on the basis of which the department can issue prospecting or mining leases," covering, the tidelands oil fields. Two law suits have been brought'by oil. firms, In an attempt to get prospecting leases. So'it seems that Congress will not be able to avoid the issue. It must either revive the proposal to'turn •> the tidelands resources over to the states- or make laws under which the government can administer and use them. True Wisdom. ROGER BALDWIN, director of the- American Civil Liberties Union, is back .from Germany where he found our occupying forces treating the people "like kindergarten children." "It is a little absurd," said Mr. Baldwin, "to see, young American lieutenants trying to lecture German professors on'democracy."' Why absurd? The young lieutenants probably know more about their subject than the professors, since they've lived it. Let 'em preach- democracy as well as practice It, we say. After the Nazi lecture ' courses we think their democratic pedagogy might be "en- liShtening and refreshing. A RADIO. OfJ /A; OuSTT AN I CAAJT A7ISS A WORD HAD A WITH A R£D AJURSe WHO WAS . To STHAL H£R F/AMCc — A DOCTOR SAID WOULD OVER H€K DEAD BOOY. W<£<-<- CTUST -JH£ DOCTOR HAS OF HOU& OF IT. Thomas L. Stokes Exciting Drama Promised By New Congress WASHINGTON—No Congress in .recent years has been, so filled with fevers, frets and ferments as the r.ew 81st Congress. Transplanted here now are *11 the emotions and aspirations whipped up in one of our most curious and surprising elections, That, of itself, forecasts one of the most exdtmg political dramas enacted here since the early days of the Roosevelt New Deal 15 years ago;. The problem facing the Democratic party which must manage the new Congress is one of redeeming the promises made by President Truman in his successful barnstorming crusade of recent memory. For the Republican party the problem is,, in effect, to save its soul. In both parties there is a sharp feud going on between the old order and the new, between conservatism , and progressivism, as it is sometimes called in old-fashioned language, or. in these latter days .when fancy ideological terminology is the fashion, between right and left. This is a complicating factor that makes . predictions of what may happen in this Congress unwise. toward conservatism which, has assumed to itself the power to sidetrack or bottle^up bills of a progressive sort duly'approved by the ap- p'ropriatc legislative committee, though it is supposed, to be only a procedural ' committee to expedite House business in an orderly way. The progressive group won thei way in a weekend caucus, o'n the eve of the opening Monday, by voting for- a rules .change which would make it possible to force the Rules Committee, after 21 days, to bring any bill approved by a legislative committee before the House for a vote on whether it should be considered. THE FEUD WITHIN the Democratic party exhibits itself openly at the outset of Congress in agitated complaints by the. newer, younger and. more progressive element against moribund rules and. procedures of Congress that favor the more conseA'ative viewpoint, .particularly as represented by . conservative Southerners who, as -usual, occupy key posts of influence out of proportion to their actual numbers. This explains the controversy in the House revolving about the Rules Committee, that group. of party elders heavily weighted ordinarily THIS EXPLAINS also the attempt, which was successful, of the progressive element to get adequate representation on the House Ways and Means Committee, also usually •weighted in favor of conservatism by excess Southerners.'• This committee is very important now, for its Democratic 1 members constitute the Committee on Committees that makes other committee assignments. It 'is the mechanism by. which .the influence of the last election 'could be exerted properly—or thwarted. The Democratic ca-jcus, in filling six Democratic vacancies on the' committee, chose men who are regarded as generally favorable to the administration viewpoint. In the Senate, of course, is the filibuster, by which Southerners can block, as they naive before, the President's, civil rights program. In all these devices the progressives feared, that the election might, be diffused, or lost, which .also, incidentally, is recognized cleariy in the White House, where sits a Pr-ssi- dent who knows from his 10 years Peter Edson Big Foreign Program Mapped For Congress WASHINGTON — CNEA) — Though principal interest Is in President Truman's forthcoming domestic program, foreign affairs will give the new Congress plenty to do. Chief items on the list are these: Renewal of the EGA — Economic Co-operation Administration — or Marshall Plan program.- Approval of the North Atlantic pact, to provide American military defense support for the Western . European Union. Passage of new general military aid legislation to Implement the North Atlantic pact and the Rio de- Janeiro Jriter-Americai. defense pact. Amendment of the Neutrality Act to give the State Department control over munitions exports after expiration of the present Commerce Department export licensing controls. . The four measures listed above are of paramount importance in the U. S.. government's policy for the .•containment of international communism. Ratification of the Bogota inter- Amerlcah economic aid pact. Ratification of the new ITO • • International Trade Organization charter. Renewal of .the Reciprocal Trade Agreements program, to make it a permanent part of American foreign policy, instead of subjecting it to periodic renewal iights. Amend- ment of the Displaced Persons Act, .passed by the Inst Congress, to broaden its present restrictive provisions. Reconsideration of the St. Lawrence Seaway pact with Canada. Establishment of a Claims Commission to distribute some $17,000,000 received from Yugoslavia as. compensation for seizure of American property through nationalization of Industry. It is now plam.sd to make this an organization to handle similar cases in Czechoslovakia and other Communist and Socialist countries. THERE ARE MANY United Nations measures to come before Congress, highlighted by the following: : Authorization lor appointment of a deputy to assist. Warren Austin as chief U. S. delegate to the United Nations. Authorization for U. S. government assistance to.United Nations subsidiary organizations on a reimbursable basis. Ratification of various United Nations conventions and agreements. ' Granting of diplomatic privileges and Immunities to .UN- representatives'in America. Appropriation of $15,000,000 as the IT. S. share of "UN relief for Palestine civil war refugees. Ninety per •cent of these refugees are Arabs driven out of Israel. 10 per cent Jews driven out of the Arab countries. It ix hoped to got this appropriation passed In the first few weeks of the session. , ' LAST' YEAR, the State Department carried the load in preparing for passage of the European Recovery Act. Now the EGA will handle its own requests for first year deficiency and second year Marshall Plan funds. Amounts to be spent will be determined by congressional appropriations committees. Relief and recovery portions of the Chinese and Greek-Turkish "Truman Doctrine" funds will also be handled by EGA and the appropriations committees. Continued military aid for China,. Greece, Turkey, the Western European Union, Latin-America and, for that matter, the whole- non-Communist world will b: primarily a matter for State Department, Senate" Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs committees. History From The Times Files TEN" YEARS AGO . January 5, 1939 Another.milestone in the 51-year-: old history of Cumberland Lodge No.'53, B. P. O. Elks, was ooserved with a' mortgage burning ceremony. Arthur M. Schusterman, incumbent, and James A. Dundon, former leader, were -nominated for presir dent Of Local No. 1874, T. W. O. C. Other candidates were Edward Chenowith and George Shaffer. Deaths Mrs. Margaret- Wolz, 80, Valley Street; Prank Henderson, .75, Largent, W. Va. TWENTY YEARS AGO January 5, 1929 E. 'P. Magmder rede-jird mayor of Ridgfcley. Councilman were -H. A. Bear., C. E, Shepherd, T. A. Zimmerman, William Leroy and A. L. Decker. Deaths Joseph C. Winebrenucr, 68, and George H. Schultz, 15, this city; Mrs. Emma' C. Schilling; 74, formerly of Cumberland, at Greenville, Pa..: Joseph Thomns, Frosf.bui'g. Federal prohibition sgenU staged a series of. raids In Cumberland and AUegany county, - . .THIRTY YEARS AGO January 5, 1919 James McGuire, G5, Midland, burned to death in a fire which destroyed his home. Other members of the family escaped. Lonaconing residents planned to erect a memorial honoring its soldier dead in the World War. • Deaths Mrs. Christine Whitefield, Westemport; Miss Jessie B. Taylor,. formerly of v this city, of burns in Cleveland. . . BEFORE ANY OF THESE specific problems can be considered, however, Congress will probably have to consider 1 the North Atlantic pact. „ It Is now being negotiated by Undersecretary of State Robert A. Lovett ar.d representatives of the European governments in Washington. The draft'may not be ready for Congress until Jie.xc March. At that time, it is planned to present to Congress enabling legislation to implement the North Atlantic' pact. The idea now is to submit to Congress a bill which would give the President power to provide U. S. military assistance wherever it would aid American foreign policy objectives. FORTY YEARS AGO January 5, 130!) • Conrad E. GunU., native of Prost- burjj, killed by a street ear at Cheyenne, Wyo. ' • • Deaths Mrs. Henry ^^eGee, Lono.coning: Frank Mullen, Lomice:ir:&; •James Draining-, Bedford Valley. Pa.: Miss Rose Lena Stitcher, L'li, this city. . ' Body of Ezekiel T. Burch, miss- •ing nearly three, weeks, 'found on the 'West Virginia bank of ':ne Potomac River near North Branch. THE PROPOSED BILL would also incorporate provisions of the arms standardization legislation, submitted to Congress for several sessions past but never acted upon. Under this plan, countries of the western hemisphere ,/odld adopt U. S. weapon ar.d ammunition standards so that there could be interchange of war supplies in an emfcr- VVi'th' 'Democrats In flan L-ontrol of both Houses of the new Congress, the whole Truman foreign policy stands a i>'ood charice for passage. An Indian!! man phoned home after being missing for nine days. The longest ours has bec|n .out of order was just a few hours. "Anory Bull" Halleck Leads ~ j • Revolt Against Joe Martin in Congress how this can happen. The war between the new and the old in the Republican party is re- .vcaled in the revolt of 13 newer and younger Senators against the conservative old-line leadership. They proceed 'on' the' theory that it was the record of the 80th Republican Congress that lost the election and that 15 was the old-liners who were responsible for that.record. WHILE'THEY iWERE aware in advance that they could not unseat Senator Robert A. Tait of Ohio, whom theypicked as a symbol, from his dominant position -of'Chairman of the party's Senate Policy Committee,- they decided to make this preliminary skirmish nevertheless for the record. They represent it as the beginning; of a light against old-giiardlsm which henceforth will be waged constantly In the Senate as a means of rallying the rank and file throughout the country to then- side. They are looking ahead to the Congressional elections two years hence and the 1 1952 Presidential contest. This appears much more than an occasional "revolt" which dies away .alter some sotto vocc muttering. It is the first time in some years that such a responsible and representative group of Republicans has organized, met for real business, and been willing to let the public know its names and intentions. Its members truly feel that they are fighting.w save the soul of the party. They arc convinced that unless the party modernizes itself, brings itself up to date, it will continue to wane in public confidence and continue to lose elections. It. car.'c lose many more and i survive. (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) WASHINGTON — A feud that simmered.' and poofed like a dying volcano all last year will erupt with a show of fireworks in the House of Representatives. Charlie Hallcck, the brusque and Impatient GOP floor leader in the 80th Congress, is waiting, for the right moment to lead ,'a revolt against popular Joe Martin, the former! Speaker. Halleck's bold and loyal followers, all aggressive conservatives, are working under cover to line up support for tile surprise attack. - Their line is, "Joe is too soft. We need a tough guy .like Charley to lead us in the battles. We can't beat the Democrats by joining them'. We must take after them, ar.d no quarter given on every issue. Charley is our general." Joe Martin is such a smoothie that only a i'ew insiders know of the wrangles.he had with Halleck last year. But Charlie is still rubbing his behind from a spanking Martin, gaye him. on the foreign aid appropriation scrap. The Speaker, who eats, sleeps and breaths politics, figured out just how far the Republicans could go in cutting the supplemental appropriation. But Halleck said, "Nuts." He •worked like a Trojan to get an even, lower figure passed. Charlie failed, upse: Joe's strategy and let the Administration win. Martin took; Ms lieutenant aside for a little heart-to-heart sab session. It was a revealing .scene as the two walked back: on.-the House floor. The homely smiling Joe Martin was shaking hands and slapping backs. Halleck scuttled back to his seat and sat there in a sulky pout most of the afternoon* i THE TWO MEN AR2 as different ns night and day. Joe looks like your favorite Uncle t Bob, the fellow who is always doing. kind things for his friends. A lock . of black hair hangs loosely over his broad forehead. His lips are' turned up in a smile, and 1 there's a merry look in his eyes. His charm is like that of the Pied Piper—the rank and ille of Republican Representatives would follow him through a snow storm to shake hands with Henry Wallace, if that's what he wanted. . Halleck is a brisk, smallish man with greying hair and the suspicious and indignant look of a guy waking in the middle of the night to find 2, thief working over his pants pocket. He is the mighty David of the right wing smiting the Now Deal Goliath. He arrived i:i the House from an Indiana farm district at the height of New Deal power in the early thirties. Republicans in Congress sat around limply with sad looks. But Halleck in a voice best described ;is thai of "an angry bull on the back forty" began bellowing . charges against the Democrats. Halleck yelled so loudly and so often he won converts from both sides of the aisle. He figures he- can do it' again this time. . Charlie ihad better look both ways before he walks down any dark corridors in the Capitol. If big, jovial Clarence Brown is' 'in sight Halleck had better scoot—the other way. Congressman Brown, who wnS' Senator Taft's campaign manager at Philadelphia, has a shooting license for Brother Halleck. He hasn't forgotten that Charlie broke the Midwest lineup for Taft by bolting to Governor Dewey. ' AROUND THE TABLE in the Senate restaurant, a University of Mississippi professor told a tale that still has The Hill laughing. As a young punkin' a few years ago, this chap came to Washington and told a friend he Had a big yen to eat with the Senators in their very own restaurant. The friend bad an in with. Arthur Capper, the fine old gentleman from Kansas who retires this year at- the ripe nge of 81. and arranged for the student to be the Senator's guest. The young fellow didn't know it, but Arthur Capper didn't amass his considerable fortune by reckless' spending. ' In- the words of the prof.. "When the waiter came around with 'the -check, Senator Capper searched through first one pocket and then the other—without success. I wanted to pay the bill, but I didn't know quite how to say it. Just'as I was -getting up courage, there was a loud-as-thimder drawl from, the • other side of the room. It was from. Senator Tom Connally of Texas who had been watching the whole scene. i "I felt like crawling under " the table when Ole. Tawn shouted to me, 'Let him. pay, young feller. It will only be a year's subscription to his magazine. Haw, haw, haw.'" George Dixon The Washington Scene WASHINGTON — Inauguration finds work for gentle hands to do: Senator Carl Haydei-., of Arizona, reveals that the government printing office will have to hire a: crew of women to hand-tie, the pretty bows on 20,000 inaugural programs. , THE DISTINCTION of being the last individual to register ns a lobbyist in 1948 falls to a retired lighthouse keeper. Thomas A. Lee. of South Portland, Me., registered as lobbyist for the Retired Lighthouse Service Em- ployes Association, of which he is secretary. Says he is not being paid for his lobbying. His aim, as set forth 1 in his registration, is clear.and to the point. He wants the government to do better by retired lighthouse keepers. A YOUNG LADY attending her first diplomatic function \vns terribly impressed, but'trying desperately not to show it. As she moved among the glittering throng at the Cuban embassy her eyes became rounder and rounder. President Trumnn was expected momentarily. To cover her .uneasiness,, the young lady singled out a while-haired, distinguished-looking gentleman in white tie and tails, and began giving him her blase routine. "I suppose the President has to be guarded." she said, world-wearily, "but is it necessary to have all these secret service men around? They look so terribly, terribly out of place, don't'you think? Why do they have to look so absolutely like o'etectives?" • "I don't know," said - the stately gentleman. "How do you think they should look?" "Well," said the damsel, "why do they have to be in business suits? They stand out like sore thumbs in. this crowd. Why can't they have nice uniforms, or — or — evening clothes?" "Some of them, do," replied the gentleman. He reached into a pants pocket and flipped a budge beneath ' the startled young lady's nose. "I happen to be a memb'or of the United States Secret Service!". SENATOR John Sherman Cooper, of Kentucky, who will just have ceased being a Senator when you read this, is going around mui.ter- ing-against Senator Forrest C. Donnell, of Missouri. Senator Donnell decided there should be a fir.nl meeting of the judiciary committee's subcommittee on labor legislation to discuss the subject of overtime on overtime left over from last session's portal-to- portal pay discussions. He phor.ed Senator Cooper in Somerset, Ky., • nnd asked him to attend. Cooper said that, since he had -been defeated in the election, he ' saw no point to it. but Donnell wns ' insistent. Finally Coope;- agreed. Vie arrived for the iv.eKing — whereupon Senator' DonnelV. 'informed him that the third member, Senator James O. Eastland, • of Mississippi, would be unable ixj attend. Donnell then moved that business be put over until the 81st Congress—and adjourned the meeting:" MR. HERB'BLUNCK, manager of the sutler Hotel here, was due to go on a television show the other night. His son. Brooks, was at home with the machine turned .on. waiting to criticize -his parent's performance. Immediately preceding the Blunck broadcast a woman .came on the screen and gushed that her beagle had just had the two cutest little, puppies and that she was wining to give one of them away. She said, however, that,'stie would first have- to satisfy herself that the recipient was the proper kind of person. . Young Master Blunck ' promptly grabbed the phone and called the studio, demanding-to be. connected ivith the dog woman. . "Listen," he said, "I want that dog, and you won't have to investigate us. You c:in turn on the television set in.the studio right now and see whether my old man is the proper kind of person." A surprised and bewildered Performer Blunck came home with the puppy! THERE IS ANOTHER angle to the above. Manager Blunck had been complaining because Mrs. George. Marshall, wife of the Redskin proxy, had boen keeping her poodle "Demi" in the hotel against regulations. Mrs. Marshall, the former Corinne Griffith, of the movies, had been forced to use the freight elevator whenever she took "Demi" (short for Demi-tasse) for, an airing. The ex-movie queen lost no time rubbing it in when she learned the Bluncks had .acquired a dog and were harboring it in the hostelry. She sought out the manager and said sweetly: "I'm so glad you have a dog. It . won't be so lonely from.now on. we can both use the freight elevator together." J '. , iKlnK PcnLuroii, Inc.) So They Say There's a feeling prevalent among the diplomats and other government officials (of'South America) that the Good Neighbor Policy went into discard with the end of the war. —Hugh Bnillie, president of the United Press. The American Community Party Is a sinister apparatus controlled from abroad. It is mostly composed of misguided • but intelligent arid resourceful zealots who would break the . dike of civilization and let- barbarism flood the world. —Report- of House Labor Sub-committee, released by. Rep. .Charles J. Kersten fPl of Wisconsin. Henry McLemore's The Lighter Side THERE WAS A TTME When I could hnv« wrung his neck, gladly, cheerfully, and with laughing abandon. ,• • •That was at. Camp Blanding, Florida, in the darkest hours-'of- the. Allied Nations, when Churchill and Roosevelt agreed that I should be brought into the Army to turn the tide for the democracies. . The man I am s'peaking of was'a captain in the Army. ' . _ - • -It was his job to' persuade -recruits to buy government Insurance. ' . . • As I said earlier, I could have .wrung neck -at the' time, but now I am in his debt. You ,sec, the captain- is the man who i* going to'get me a bonus. THE PAPERS.ARE full of how the govern- ' laent'is going to distribute two (2) billion dollars of surplus insurance to the' GIs of .World War II. The. sun scarcely had risen ' after the announcement of the sweet thing Washington -wa* going to do.-for us."heroes" before I was off to the Veterans' Administration' Office. If there was anything wrong with/my Insurance I craved to get' it corrected, becausa when it comes to bonuses I want to do right by Uncle Sam. • Lots of one-time soldiers.are going to bother. Unclq Sam by not seeing to it that he has their correct home addresses,' their middle namtx, . their waist- measurements, what they want for next Christmas. ONE OF THE -stranger-than- .fiction friendships in the new Congress is between Hubert Hurnptacy. who stampeded the Democrat convention into adopting a. •wild'and wooly civil rights plank, and Huey Long's bright young son, Russell Long of Louisiana. Both are'fresh- men Senators. They became fast friends at the University of Louisiana, where Russell was an undergraduate and Humphrey was in the law school. They'came together on the debate team, liked each pther from "the start, and'have kep't up their rela-' tionship long distance. When they were elected to the Slst Congress', Humphrey and Long got together and bought houses two doors apart. Incidentally, Senator Humphrey camped in the law office of Washington's witty legal scamps—Thur- inan Arnold, Paul Porter ami Abe Fortas—while he was waiting for his rooms on The Hill. They stuck with Harry Truman while most of the Democrat liberals- were scampering in the Justice Bill Douglns daisy chain. They have tactfully told the bouncy Minnesota, freshman Senator it really isn't smart to try. to speak every day in the Senate. (Copyright, 1340..by G:obe Syndicate! I OMITTED NONE of this vital information. . I come from, a long and proud line of bonu* collectors. •••'•. .. • •• So you can .see that I am not going to Set that two billion dollars slip through my fingers. I provided the GI insurance people- wiCb. perhaps more information than they wont«<l. Maybe I'll get extra dough, like those coun- '• tries who say that h* they .don't get extra money they'll turn Red. That's international blackmail, my children; .' and one of- these days this country .is goinp to recognize it as ; such.' • BACK TO THIS insurance bonus business. Here, GI 'insurance people, is everything you could want to know to send me my handsome . present: '•-,'.••' . • 1. I live in' Daytona Beach, Pla., and have '. . an old-fashioned mailbox that will accommodate any size check you send. ••-.-• 2. My bonus hat size Is 7!i. I like a snap ' brim. 3. I am 12.' balding, rapidly, like rice and gravy, always light cork-tipped cigarettes from the wrong end, have'to-have at least'a'pint of kerosene to start a fire in the fireplace, and don't particularly care for short-haired • dogs.. 4. I promise to,,spend" my bonus money'on useful things, such as a raccoon coat, a Model T'Ford, a "yellow slicker with initials on it, and . a reserved seat at a burlesque show.. 5. My bonus glove size is 11, my bonus shoe size is fl, and my bonus, romper, size is medium. , 6. Like all good Americans I promise-to say in my income tax return that I gave much more • of my bonus money to charity than I really did. Now, you people up! there in Washington, hurry up. I. need that money—but bad. - (Distributed Sy McNhusbt Syndicate, Inc.) Hal Boyle"t ''.' AP Reporter's Notebook NEW YORK—Everybody has a. secret am- bftion—except me.,"..... .; .-. Mine is no secret. It's just plain unlikely. . My ambition is to be the • "ten -jnostest" of . 'the "ten bestest" of something. :• Just for a year.. Mother, just for a-year. Just what. I am picked, as the "ten jnostest", or the "ten bestest". of— well, I don't'care. I just want.to be recognized, My ambition grew slowly; Pretty much like, an acorn that lacked-vitamin "D." But now it Is a mighty oak of yearning.. It began years ago when I was an eager beaver cub reporter! 'My editor, thinking I was too young to sit around with my heels on the desk, threw me a mimeographed news release' and said: "Gunmecouplahunnertonthis." - -All editors get, in time, to-talk pretty much like that. They hate to waste space—even in talking. Translated, what my editor said was: "Take this horrible piece ' of • tripe, Junior. _ and boil it down to 200 hundred words—if .you can. And when you are through; I will probably • throw it into the waste basket anyway." THE NEWS RELEASE'contained a-well- ' known fashion leader's selection of what she considered the ten-best-dressed women In America. For some reason—it must have been ft dull day indeed on the.Lord's green footstool—my piece got printed. : _ Picking lists of-the/'ten best this" or the : "ten best that" became a kind • of American Industry. : Nobody who wanted to pretend they were anybody could let '«. year pass without •• making their annual selections of the "top -t«n something or other." . ' . And I became the first man Jn American newspaper history to reach the rank ot * specialist in this field of reporting.- • For one reason.or another—and I'd just us . soon not learn the reason—the editor' always threw these- handouts, to my 'desk. Often, he. .wadded.them.up in a ball before throwing them —adding injury to-insult. • •.. ' • • it was thus.the peak is'.ieached in this fast- paced, nerve-tingling game. • I became known.- as "tlie.ten best" editor. . I wrote 'emall—from the ten'best marble players'since: Adam to the ten Siamese cuts that looked most like AdoJI . Hitler." . ' . . • • There isn't .any chance that the Republican Party will win either two or four years from now,unless there is/a complete reorganization of the Rational committee- and the leadership in Congress. • • - • —Sen. Milton R. YOIHIK (Rl of Nurl.h D:J;o[.:i. World attention is now dlrecied towards the light of the Chinese democratic army which has scored magnificent victories despite the help given 'Nanking by the "United Slates, . . . The world scales arc now tipping in favor of the forces of democracy. —Communist Pr.emicr Georgi Dimitrov of Bulgaria. INSIDIOUSLY the idea crept into my mind: "Why can't you get on one of these lists yourself sometime, Boyle?.Why don't they ever name you. on one?" .. And then, as frustrated ambition fed upon, itself:. ...'••' ... "To heck with just being one of tea on'any single list. -Why'not sweep the boards? Why not be all ten, and leave a name mankind will remember forever?" I can't say I've made an inch of progress. But I have found out my'most dangerous rival. It's Dwight D. Eisenhower. In 1948.General.Ike was picked by the National Laugh Week Foundation as the ' with the most virile laugh."-; The Institute, for the' Study and Development of Male Magnelsm chose him as one of "the nine most magnetic, men in America." ' And,-at year-end; glamorous Mrs. Veronica Dengel, the beauty engineer, gave "Ike" the nod- as "one of the "nation's ten best-dressed males." The General also made a number of other.- lists; including political polls on "who -would you. most like, to s'ee in the White House?" But -we .won't go .into this any more at the moment. '•' OBVIOUSLY."IKE" is leading In the "ten moiiicst" and the--"ten bestest" field. - Ic looks like hell win the -race before I even get on my first list. I told my. wife it looked like she wax married, to an "utter failure, "If it makes you feel-'any' better,"-*ald Frances, "you are all ten of the husbands I.would like to see get home on time at least two day*. in a row sometime in 1949." '. • I Aren't wives wonderful? • (Atiocliucd Prewj

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